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Ribes uva-crispa var reclinatum
An almost thorn-free gooseberry with sweet red fruit good for eating fresh and cookingPollination:
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History and description of Captivator
Captivator is a very hardy gooseberry from Canada. The fruit ripens from mid to late July. It is burgundy red and quite sweet when fully ripe. It can be eaten fresh but is also good for cooking, particularly when still pink and quite tart. The bushes are vigorous with an upright growth habit, but the branches are soft and tend to hang down with the weight of fruit. Young shoots have some small spines to start with but become almost thorn-free as they mature. Plants grow to a maximum of 1.5m/5ft in height. Cropping is very consistent and regular but not very heavy. Captivator has good disease and in particular mildew resistance.